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Emiliano Carrillo

Kith Knife!

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Hey! 

I've been trying to make the KITH work every year I've been doing this so far, and this one actually worked!I forged a knife blade the other day and then spent some time trying to figure out what I should do with the handle. I saw JJ a few days ago and he told me I should do a frame handle, so I did. This has been a lightning fast build for me, with about 8 hours total in so far. All that is left is a quick hand buff of the handle and it is ready to ship out.

 

 

I got some maple and walnut ground to thickness first, real good way to chew up your fingers on a belt!

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Cut the frame out of the maple, nice fit though I left room for epoxy. 

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Starting the glue up

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I wrapped everything in hemp cord to cure

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Nice and blocky! Its ergonomic right?!

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Started bandsawing the excess material off to make my grinding easier and quicker. Look at those racing stripes!

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From the belt grinder

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Polished up to 1000 before assembly! You can't really get a feel for the wood here, but it looks pretty wonderful oiled

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Edited by Emiliano Carrillo
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Wow, that is great.  Someone will be very luck indeed to receive that one :)

There has certainly been a really nice crop of KITH knives this year!

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I love it!  That's some beautiful steel, is it hearth steel or bloom?

Very clever handle construction...

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Nice laminated frame. I like that idea for the kitchen knives.

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That's a beauty, love that spalting. 

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Looking good!  Is that all your steel I see?

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Thanks everyone! I'm also really glad I was able to jump in this year even though I didn't have to rush it seems! 

 

George and Dan, I'm pretty sure it's just wrought though it does look a little like some of the first iron I had made, so who knows! When you have bars of this stuff around you never know, and I didn't start labeling my own material for a while after I started making it. The edge is modern steel though, hand folded pattern weld out of 15n20 and 1084. I am happy with how well the two materials match though! 

 

And thanks all! The handle was inspired by a knife I saw JJ make last year, and I've wanted to try it since then. 

I can't wait to see the rest finished up and for us to do the drawing!  

 

 

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Laminated frames with G10 for the frame and wood on the outside is really cool.
Thanks for the credit E.
Love the knife.

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